Research Data Management On/Offboarding Checklist

RDM Onboarding

Research Data Management is essential for responsible research and should be introduced when starting a new project or joining a new lab. 

The RDM Onboarding Checklist serves as a general, research data management-focused guide to employee/trainee onboarding as they join a new lab or begin new projects. The document provides two checklists: Checklist for Joining a New Lab and Checklist for Starting or Joining a New Project. Follow one or both of these checklists as they apply to your situation.

Internal and external links have been provided throughout the document as supplementary resources, including a glossary of terms. For additional assistance with terminology, visit Data Management Terminology.  

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RDM Onboarding Checklist

RDM Offboarding

Research Data Management provides an opportunity for researchers to create a plan ensuring data will be organized and shared with others.

When employees leave, they take their skills and institutional knowledge with them. It is important to record essential informative information related to projects and datasets to ensure the success of future users.

The RDM Offboarding Checklist is designed to guide the knowledge transfer process. This document should be reviewd in conjuction with the RDM Onboarding Checklist, as offboarding procedures should be planned for early in the research process.

Internal and external links have been provided throughout the document as supplementary resources, including a glossary of terms. For additional assistance with terminology, visit Data Management Terminology.

Download the RDM Offboarding Checklist

RDM Offboarding Checklist

Last Updated: 2019-08-22